Ever since the news of international flights resumption by India has been broken out, many airlines have announced their schedule and offer for flights to India. Recently, DGCA (The Director-General of Civil Aviation) has announced that all suspended flights will be resumed from March 27, 2022. The airlines and tourism sector have welcomed the move.
The Gulf carrier, Emirates Airlines has also announced that it will resume all its suspended flights to India from 1st April 2022 onwards. The airline in its statement said that all its 170 flights to India, were suspended in March 2020, when the COVID 19 pandemic hit the country and due to some strict measures taken by the government of India. Now as the government has announced the resumption of international flights, Emirates’ all 170 flights will be resumed.
Emirates will operate 35 flights to Mumbai, 28 to Delhi, 24 to Bengaluru, 21 to Chennai, 21 to Hyderabad, 11 to Kolkata, 9 to Ahmedabad and 7 to Thiruvananthapuram.
Emirates said it will resume flying its Airbus A380 between Dubai and Mumbai on a daily basis, as part of flight EK 500/501. (Mumbai-Dubai-Mumbai).
There are also reports that suggest Sri Lankan Airlines will also resume its full operations for India. Currently, Sri Lanka’s national carrier flies to nine Indian cities.
India was having a bubble agreement with around 40 countries including the USA, UK, Canada, UAE and some European countries to operate flights during the COVID 19 pandemic. With the resumption of all international flights, this bubble agreement will be terminated.
The news of flight resumption has surely brought a cheer to the severely impacted airline and tourism industry. Many industry experts have welcomed the decision and shares of airlines have skyrocketed.